The Red River Valley Homeless Coalition will conduct a Point-In-Time homeless count in Lamar County on Jan. 27, according to coalition president Shelly Braziel.

The state and nation day set aside to honor the legacy of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., is Monday, but his memory will be honored in Paris on Saturday.

After months of discussion and continued opposition from County Judge Brandon Bell, Lamar County Commissioners on a 3-2 vote approved the installation of a fuel farm on newly purchased property at 2805 N. Main St.

Funding for the reconstruction of Loop 286 in Paris has gained Texas Department of Transportation official approval at a cost of roughly $90 million with the support of $900,000 each from the City of Paris and Lamar County through efforts of the Sulphur River Regional Mobility Authority.

U.S. Rep. Pat Fallon, R-4, who represents Lamar and Red River counties, among others, hosted a town hall meeting via telephone Tuesday, where constituents asked questions mostly aimed at political talking points.

As a young boy, I read about fishing up in remote lakes up in northern Saskatchewan for big northern pike, walleye and arctic grayling. I’d read all about the shore lunches, the cry of the loon and battles with big northern pike. Several years ago, I experienced Canadian wilderness fishing for the first time and since then have made several return trips.

ll successfully avoided a vote Monday on a proposed city/county fuel farm on recently purchased property on N. Main Street that undoubtedly has majority support by Lamar County Commissioners’ Court.

Many homes in both Paris and Reno are showing their Christmas time spirit letting everyone know about the joy of the holiday season.

An addition to the North Lamar High School band hall and fine arts facility approved by voters in 2021 during a $51.55 million bond election will cost an additional $1 million to provide a tornado shelter for the school population as required by City of Paris ordinance.

The fifth annual Christmas at the Museums celebration at Heritage Park in Paris begins at 1 p.m. Saturday in Paris with award presentations followed by a gamut of activities to support this year’s theme “Take Me Back to Toyland.”

Smoke will fill the air as area high schools and dozens of professional and amateur teams compete to raise money for scholarships in a sanctioned barbecue tournament Saturday at Love Civic Center, 2025 S. Collegiate Drive.